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September 25, 2020`



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Prowers County Public Health Drive-Thru Flu Shots

Prowers County Public Health will be hosting drive-thru flu shot clinics throughout the month of october. The flu vaccine will be available for adults and children with a high dose option for individuals 65 and older. Flu drive thru clinics are open to all southeast Colorado residents, and staff members distributing the flu vaccine will also receive their shot before working with the public. The first drive-thru clinic is scheduled for Tuesday October 6th at the Prowers County Fair Grounds from 10am-3.


Prowers County Treasurer

The Prowers County Treasurer’s office would like to remind property owners that the last day to pay property tax and avoid advertising is September 30th. Please contact the treasurer’s office at 336-8081 for the current amount due, or come into the office. The Prowers County Treasurer’s office is open mon-friday from 8-5,


COVID VACCINE

Some Colorado patrons are curious as to when a Coronavirus vaccine may be available to the Public. Prowers County Public Health’s Megan Hillman shares when they believe a vaccine will be available for health care workers. Nursing home residents may have access to a COVID Vaccine by the end of the year as well, depending on the number of doses. Hillman sas it may take up to 6 months for a vaccine to be available to the general public approximately March or April of 2021.


WIC Kit Carson

Kit Carson Shares information on the women, infant, and children program better known as wic. The free nutrition education program provides families with nutritional food assistance. Wic can be for families with children under the age of 5, for pregnant or nursing moms, as well as fathers, grandparents and foster parents. Call Kit Carson Public Health at 719-346-7158 to see if you’re eligible.

STATE

Health Order for College Aged Residents

The Boulder County Health Department has issued a new COVID-19 public health order, restricting all gatherings for people between the ages of 18 to 22. Jeff Zayach with the health department says the order is specifically crafted to curb a large outbreak at the University of Colorado. Health officials have found nearly 14-hundred confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases among CU students since the semester started.


Colorado Unemployment

First-time claims for unemployment benefits in Colorado are going up again. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced yesterday that nearly seven-thousand claims were filed last week, an increase of more than five-percent from the week before. Claims from self-employed workers and independent contractors were up by more than 22-percent.


Pine Gluch Fire

The largest wildfire in Colorado history is now completely under control. Fire officials announced that the Pine Gulch Fire in western Colorado was 100-percent contained. The fire burned more than 139-thousand acres after starting July 31st. Investigators determined that the fire was caused by lightning.


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